Antheraea

noun
large moths whose larvae produce silk of high quality
Syn: ↑genus Antheraea
Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Saturniidae, ↑family Saturniidae
Member Meronyms:

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\\ˌan(t)thəˈrēə\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, probably irregular from Greek anthēros flowery
: a genus of large moths (family Saturniidae) including the American polyphemus moth and several Asiatic species with larvae that produce silk of high quality — see tussah

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